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  • $2,874 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Vecchioni
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 36 donors
  • $0 still needed

Inside-Out (siders) 2016: Exploring Outsider Artists!

My students need watercolor and Jazz tempera paints, oil and chalk pastels, canvas, paper, 3D materials and a new self-taught artist library to empower creative choices.

My Students

Self-taught artist Kurt Haas said, "Art is the one place where I can be truly free." This axiom is my art teacher mantra. Our classroom goal is to be free to take risks, make choices, reinvent mistakes and challenge ourselves---engage in artistic behaviors that empower students through art every day.

Our elementary school is a high-poverty public fine arts school in an urban environment.

Our 600+ students receive fine arts instruction in drama, music, visual and digital arts each week. We love making art and are very passionate about arts integration at our school---every visual art project we create is linked to our homeroom's core curriculum. In this way, we are always applying what we learn in a creative, meaningful and innovative way! We are a creative, kind and curious group of students who have a strong sense of community and love of the arts.

My Project

The goal of our proposal is empowering students through art by creating opportunities to use professional-grade materials including watercolor and Jazz tempera paint, chalk and oil pastel, ink and 3D media such as wood and textiles. We will explore a new art library that focuses on non-traditional, self-taught artists and will choose art making options directed by student voice. Students will work in modified choice-based studios in order to make independent creative decisions as artists. These studios will provide diverse students freedom to determine the best fit for their learning styles, interests and ability levels. Students will often choose their own media and methods and make their own tools and materials in order to empower them as creative thinkers. Students will act as docents and teach others about their artworks inspired by self-taught artists at their culminating all-school exhibit. Student voice and choice will be our driving force as we empower students through art.

We need your support in order to make artworks that inspire our students' creativity, honor the art making traditions of self-taught artists, and reinforce our commitment to learning that is authentic, personal, meaningful and memorable.

Art materials are consumable---the more we use, the more we need. The more art we create, the more we learn about our world and ourselves and the more we grow. We will share our new learning (and art) with our community---it's a gift that keeps giving!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
10081-1046: Canson Watercolor Papers - 12" x 18", 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $149.50 1 $149.50
36 Smooth Wooden Dowels 38 dia. Dozen • Nasco $4.16 25 $104.00
00307-0249: Crayola Washable Watercolor Pan Set - Oval, Set of 24 colors • Blick Art Materials $5.16 20 $103.20
07015-1005: Blick Economy Canvas Panels - 11" x 14", Class Pack of 24 • Blick Art Materials $31.02 3 $93.06
20024-1449: Alphacolor Soft Pastel Set - Basic Colors, Box of 144 • Blick Art Materials $39.36 2 $78.72
20066-1028: Crayola Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Set of 28 • Blick Art Materials $3.64 20 $72.80
10081-1023: Canson Watercolor Papers - 9" x 12", 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $71.45 1 $71.45
Outsider Art of the South • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
05170-0729: Blick Economy White Bristle Brush Class Pack - Bright, Classpack of 72 • Blick Art Materials $58.51 1 $58.51
Sargent Art 93-2102 6 Count Fluorescent Tempera Paint Stick Pack • Amazon Business $10.02 5 $50.10
Sargent Art 93-2103 6 Count Metallic Tempera Paint Stick Pack • Amazon Business $10.02 5 $50.10
20024-2419: Alphacolor Soft Pastel Set - Portrait Colors, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $9.41 5 $47.05
20117-4009: Crayola Construction Paper Crayons Classpack - Set of 400, 16 Colors • Blick Art Materials $42.61 1 $42.61
Raw Creation: Outsider Art & Beyond • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
Martín Ramírez: Framing His Life and Art • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Painting a Hidden Life: The Art of Bill Traylor • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound • Amazon Business $34.04 1 $34.04
The Learner-Directed Classroom: Developing Creative Thinking Skills Through Art • Amazon Business $31.95 1 $31.95
03130-1006: Chartpak Plastic Painting Knive Set - Set of 6 • Blick Art Materials $10.63 3 $31.89
14903-2003: Lineco Self-Stick Easel Backs - 3", White, Self-Stick, Pkg of 5 • Blick Art Materials $2.07 15 $31.05
The Holiday Yards of Florencio Morales (Folk Art and Artists Series) • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Raw Vision 123: Historic Reprint of Raw Vision's First Three Issues • Amazon Business $29.85 1 $29.85
When The Spirit Speaks: Self-Taught Art of the South • Amazon Business $29.33 1 $29.33
Engaging Learners Through Artmaking: Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Envisioning Howard Finster: The Religion and Art of a Stranger from Another World • Amazon Business $26.58 1 $26.58
GLUE PUMP F/GALLON CONTAINER • School Specialty $26.05 1 $26.05
Grafix Medium Weight 12 Inch by 12 Inch Chipboard Sheets, Black 25/Package • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
American Self-Taught Art: An Illustrated Analysis of 20th Century Artists and Trends with 1,319 Capsule Biographies • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Art Starts: 101 art activites for the art classroom • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Mod Podge Gloss, Gallon • Nasco $22.36 1 $22.36
21962-2130: Blick Studio Willow Charcoal - Extra Soft, Box of 12 • Blick Art Materials $4.20 5 $21.00
63201-1003: Craft Felt - Assorted Colors, 9" x 12" Pieces, Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $20.51 1 $20.51
61412-1150: Grafix Shrink Film - 8.5" x 11", Sanded Shrink Film, Clear, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $20.22 1 $20.22
Art Brut: The Origins of Outsider Art • Amazon Business $20.16 1 $20.16
The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science • Amazon Business $19.20 1 $19.20
3D Art Lab for Kids: 32 Hands-on Adventures in Sculpture and Mixed Media - Including fun projects using clay, plaster, cardboard, paper, fiber beads and more! (Lab Series) • Amazon Business $18.92 1 $18.92
03133-1001: Princeton Catalyst Mini Blade - 01 • Blick Art Materials $3.73 5 $18.65
Following My Paint Brush • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
PAPER KIRIGAMI CLASSROOM ASSORTMENT • School Specialty $17.81 1 $17.81
30334-1003: Kemper Scraper Tool - 3 3/4", Serrated Edge • Blick Art Materials $1.71 10 $17.10
61726-1020: Hygloss Collage Trays - Pkg of 25, 8.5" x 10.5", Pulp • Blick Art Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
61112-3000: Roylco Rubbing Plates - 8.5" x 11", Set of 8, Textures • Blick Art Materials $7.69 2 $15.38
The Colorful Apocalypse: Journeys in Outsider Art • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Self-Taught Genius: Box of 25 postcards • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages (Lab Series) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
33400-1435: Blick Sculpture Wire - 14-gauge, 350 ft Spool • Blick Art Materials $13.49 1 $13.49
03422-1005: • Blick Art Materials $6.72 2 $13.44
03422-1003: Princeton Wedge Shape - 102 mm x 50 mm • Blick Art Materials $6.72 2 $13.44
03422-1004: Princeton Wedge Shape - 102 mm x 56 mm • Blick Art Materials $6.72 2 $13.44
PEPPERLONELY Brand 100PC 4 Hole Scrapbooking Gear Sewing Wood Buttons 20mm( 6/8 Inch) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Inovart Puzzle-It Blank Puzzles 12 Piece 5-1/2" x 8" - 24 Pieces Per Package • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mary Nohl: A Lifetime in Art (Badger Biographies Series) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
American Folk Art for Kids: With 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
23887-1009: Elmer''s Glue-All - 128 oz • Blick Art Materials $12.87 1 $12.87
PAPER ORIGAMI SCHOOLPACK PACKOF 304 • School Specialty $12.64 1 $12.64
06421-3505: Princeton Catalyst Wedges and Blades - Shape 5, Blade, 50 mm • Blick Art Materials $11.98 1 $11.98
06421-3502: Princeton Catalyst Wedges and Blades - Shape 2, Blade, 50 mm • Blick Art Materials $11.98 1 $11.98
06421-3503: Princeton Catalyst Wedges and Blades - Shape 3, Blade, 50 mm • Blick Art Materials $11.98 1 $11.98
06421-3504: Princeton Catalyst Wedges and Blades - Shape 4, Blade, 50 mm • Blick Art Materials $11.98 1 $11.98
06421-3506: Princeton Catalyst Wedges and Blades - Shape 6, Blade, 50 mm • Blick Art Materials $11.98 1 $11.98
60908-1005: Raffia - 6 oz, Mixed Colors • Blick Art Materials $5.58 2 $11.16
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, 24 Markers (2 X Box's of 12), Black (30001) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Gee's Bend • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Chipboard - Cardboard Medium Weight Chipboard Sheets - 25 Per Pack. (8.5 x 11) • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
06421-3305: Princeton Catalyst Wedges and Blades - Shape 5, Blade, 30 mm • Blick Art Materials $10.18 1 $10.18
Sax 407055 Balsa Wood in Economy Bag, 1/2 Board Foot, Assorted Sizes • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
20024-2429: Alphacolor Soft Pastel Set - Basic Colors, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $9.41 1 $9.41
62108-1020: Richeson Rubbing Plates - Set of 6, Curves • Blick Art Materials $8.75 1 $8.75
62108-1010: Richeson Rubbing Plates - Set of 6, Op Art • Blick Art Materials $8.75 1 $8.75
62108-1050: Richeson Rubbing Plates - Set of 6, Kaleidoscope • Blick Art Materials $8.75 1 $8.75
06421-3152: Princeton Catalyst Wedges and Blades - Shape 2, Blade, 15 mm • Blick Art Materials $8.38 1 $8.38
00014-4016: Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Fluorescent Yellow, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.97 1 $7.97
00014-7006: Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Fluorescent Green, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.97 1 $7.97
00014-3056: Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Fluorescent Pink, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.97 1 $7.97
00014-6416: Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Fluorescent Purple, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.97 1 $7.97
Gee's Bend Quilts • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
00014-5236: Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Ultra Blue, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.23 1 $7.23
00014-8006: Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Brown, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.23 1 $7.23
00014-2006: Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Black, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.23 1 $7.23
00014-4516: Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Orange, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.23 1 $7.23
00014-3106: Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Red, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.23 1 $7.23
00014-4106: Jazz Gloss Tempera - Gloss, Yellow, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $7.23 1 $7.23
40303-9300: Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Red, 5 oz • Blick Art Materials $6.12 1 $6.12
40303-9400: Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Silver (Metallic), 5 oz • Blick Art Materials $6.12 1 $6.12
Dover Masterworks: Color Your Own American Folk Art Paintings (Adult Coloring) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
PAPER ORIGAMI CHIYOGAMI 5-7/8 SQR PK/24 • School Specialty $4.47 1 $4.47
PAPER ORIGAMI 100 COLOR PACK • School Specialty $4.47 1 $4.47
Pictured in My Mind : Contemporary American Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Rae Yelen • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
40303-5114: Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Turquoise, 2.5 oz • Blick Art Materials $4.24 1 $4.24
40303-5004: Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Blue, 2.5 oz • Blick Art Materials $4.24 1 $4.24
10204-1003: Blick All Purpose Newsprints - 9" x 12", White, 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
04906-0000: Kiss-Off Stain Remover - 0.7 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $3.39 1 $3.39
40303-3053: Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Fluorescent Magenta, 1.25 oz • Blick Art Materials $2.71 1 $2.71
40303-4563: Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Ink - Fluorescent Orange, 1.25 oz • Blick Art Materials $2.71 1 $2.71
1 Foam Brushes • Nasco $1.56 1 $1.56
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$2,238.41

Vendor shipping charges

$140.37

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$33.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,442.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$431.00

Total project goal

$2,873.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,873.36

35 Donors

-$1,683.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,445.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$237.45

match offer

-$1,172.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$996.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$175.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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36 donors36 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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